Conferences

20.11.2017: The Alley Cat Kids: Barriers to children being listened to and the lessons still to learn from past failures to take children seriously. National Seminar: Defending the rights of children in the care of the state.  Matrix Chambers. Grays Inn, London WC1R 5LN

14.6.2017: Panel of Finishing Touches. Play by Brian Daniels about the impact of non-recent abuse. Fitzrovia Chapel, London W1T 3BF

August 2016: Panel of Stalking the Bogeyman. Play by Markus Potter and David Holthouse. Southwark Playhouse, London, SE1 6BD

August 2016: Book Launch Anglia Ruskin University. 2nd Ed. Proactive Protection in Social Work

01.07.2016: Whiteflowers Campaign. Presentation with Phil Frampton. Social work the only way is ethics. BASW England AGM.

22.06.2016: The Cost of doing the right thing: Whistleblowing and social work. BASW London Branch meeting. London Metropolitan University, N7 8DB

05.6.2016: Chair of conference on Mandatory Reporting. Westminster Public Policy group

03.2016: The Jigsaw role play – working together to protect children.
Social work course, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex.

10.02.2016: Reclaiming radical visions of social work. BASW London Branch meeting. London Metropolitan University. N7 8DB

10.2015: Working together to safeguard children – a child centred system.
Public Policy Exchange conference, The Grange Wellington Hotel, London.

09.2015: Protecting children in the music schools.
Workshop on music education and abuse of children: historical and sociological perspectives.
University of London, Senate House, London.

06.2015: Protecting and supporting whistleblowers.
Child Abuse Inquiry. Time for action and justice. WhiteFlowers campaign Public Meeting.
House of Commons, Westminster, London.

01.2015: Making history.
Child Abuse Inquiry – Action and justice now! WhiteFlowers campaign public meeting.
House of Commons, Westminster, London.

11.2014: Breaking silence: the consequences and politics of silence, cover-up and speaking out.
The Abuse Seminar, University of Edinburgh.

10.2014: Hearing the Voice of the Young Victim of Sexual Abuse
NALAGRO Conference, Carlton House, London.

10.2014: Speech
WhiteFlowers Vigil outside 114 Grosvenor Avenue – former Islington children’s home.
Islington, London.

09.2014: Historic allegations of child abuse.
BASW seminar, Kent Street, Birmingham.

09.2014: Speech
WhiteFlowers Vigil outside Elm Guest House.
Richmond, London.

06.03.2014: ‘The politics of child protection.’
Presentation to Keele World Affairs Seminar.
Keele University, Staffordshire.

21.05.2013: ‘Prevention and Protection.’ Safeguarding children and young people.
The Royal College of Physicians, London.

30.04.2013: ‘Child protection setting the scene.’
BASW Special Interest Group conference on Child Protection and Substance Misuse.
The Durham Centre, Durham.

01.02.2013 : ‘Reclaiming child protection.’ Seminar for nurses.
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

30.01.2013 ‘Working with a range of media to protect children.’
Dr Liz Davies and Dr Sarah Nelson. Child Protection and Sexual Exploitation.
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

17.10.2012:  ‘Campaigning to protect children.’ SWAN conference.
University of Birmingham, Birmingham.

30.06.2012: ‘Social work and social action.’
BASW Student Social Worker Conference.
Islington, London.

17.04.2012: ‘Investigating the crime of child abuse.’
BASPCAN International Congress.
Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

04.02.2012: ‘The privatisation of child protection.’
Social Work Action Network London Conference.
London Metropolitan University, London.

23.05.2011: ‘Reclaiming child protection.’
Presentation to social work staff and students.
University of Mäladalen, Sweden.

11.04.2011: ‘Reclaiming child protection: prevention/protection are not an either/or.’
Presentation to conference: ENSACT (European Network for Social Action) Social Action in Europe: Sustainable Social Development and Economic Challenges.
University of Brussels, Belgium.

16.02.2011: ‘Reclaiming child protection’: findings from my PhD.
Presentation to Partner’s forum.
London Metropolitan University, London.

10.12.2010: ‘Working positively with the media in child protection.’
University of the West of England, Bristol Law School Conference.
Presentation to media conference attended by senior representatives of television, radio and print.
University of the West of England, Bristol.

04.11.2010: ‘Reclaiming child protection.’
Keynote presentation at Hillingdon Safeguarding Children Day.
Hillingdon, Middlesex.

14.10.2010: ‘Reclaiming Child Protection.’
Presentation to the Big Know Day on Evidence Based Research.
Tower Hamlets, London.

15.09.2010: ‘Child sexual abuse’ lecture.
Uppsala University, Sweden.

14.08.10: Panel presentation to public audience at the Rose Theatre, following play about child abuse  ‘Buried Alive’.
Southbank, London.

15.07.2010: Summary of PhD thesis.
Presentation to the Children’s Strand Conference.
Metropolitan University, London.

10.05.2010: Working positively with the media. Keynote presentation:
‘Speaking up for children: the media and the LSCB’s – on the same side’.
National BASPCAN Conference, Birmingham.